A recurring theme: GSSC wants students to engage
Want to hear the latest developments on the GS gala? Curious about the latest events to which the council will be contributing money? Madina Toure reports with highlights from last night’s General Studies Student Council meeting:
Elections: Appointments for the Election Commission will take place in two weeks, with elections starting in early April.
New appointments: The new VP of finance is Peter Fisher, and the new VP of student events is Scott Bacon. Briana Holmer is GSSC’s new social chair, Arakel Minias is the new International Students representative, and Laura Wasserman is now serving as the four council representative. Amna Pervez and Iban Giocoechea have begun to serve as legislative assistants. The council will be holding a vote for the vacant JTS representative position next week.
Events for Older GS Students: A 58-year-old GS student told GSSC president Jackie Thong that she doesn’t feel like she has any opportunities to interact with GS students in her age group. Thong said that the council will begin a conversation about having more events that cater to older GS students. Thong is currently looking for someone on the council to lead the project.
Morningside Student Space Initiative: According to University Senator Jose Robledo, the policy committee is thinking about sending a supplementary survey to GS students to get more meaningful data that reflects GS students’ interests.
Housing Blues: Robledo also said that the housing committee will be meeting next week to discuss payment issues that GS students are facing. According to Robledo, some students pay for housing through their SSOL account while others have to send checks.
Pre-Finals Social Event: The council is considering hosting a social event before final exams in addition to the senior gala. The date has yet to be determined.
Town Hall: The council will be hosting a town hall on career advising, financial aid, and other general questions in a few weeks. The council has not yet voted on it and is currently planning the event.
Senior Gala: Senior gala tickets will go on sale this Thursday at noon. There are fifty tickets left. Tickets are $55. Last year, tickets sold out in two hours. The council held a straw poll to determine the winner the poster contest for this year’s senior gala. The third submission, titled “Venetian Masquerade,” and the fifth submission, titled “A Night to Remember Masquerade Gala of 2012,” were the winners of the straw poll. The winners will have until noon on March 1 to send the council their posters. The council approved the spending for the gala:
- BML Blackbirds
- String quartet from CU Woodwinds
- Coleman Barrels Trio/Jazz Group: keyboard, upright bass, drums
- The council tabled voting on the spending of $1000 on DJ Dex Love until next week so that voters could have more time to do research on DJ Dex Love as well as other DJs.
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